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Sound System Culture Birmingham
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Sound System Culture: Birmingham is a brand-new photographic exhibition celebrating the history of Birmingham's reggae sound systems over the last six decades.

The exhibition is the second instalment in a three-city nationwide tour that's already taken in Bristol and will later hit London, and is the work of curators Mandeep Samra and David Schischka Thomas.

Charting the development of the Birmingham scene from ska and rocksteady through to dub and dancehall, via photographs, archive footage and audio recordings, the exhibition will also include an interactive vintage-style sound system custom built for the tour, which includes amps, speakers, a record deck and specially cut dubplates featuring original Brummie soundmen

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